Oak Park home is near park and award-winning schools

This Oak Park family home is in the Monte Carlo Tract. The two-story, four-bedroom and three-bath view home comes with a large family room addition. Amenities include wood floors, recessed lighting, wainscoting, crown molding and a dual fireplace. The galley kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, double oven and granite counters. The large master suite includes a walk-in closet […]

Season on the brink

ON THE MOVE—Oak Park High girls’ soccer player Lauren Battin, right, battles for the ball with Simi Valley’s Faith Muench during a Coastal Canyon League game. Battin, a sophomore forward/ midfielder, entered the week second on the team with three goals. She also had four assists. Battin is the younger sister of Eagle boys’ basketball star Riley Battin. The Oak […]

Big lions aren’t so innocent

If Jeff Sikich of the National Park Service was truly a biologist, he would refer to the offspring of these large, wild, human-killing mountain lion machines as “cubs” and not “kittens.” By dishonestly calling them kittens he conjures images of fuzzy, playful little critters bouncing on a ball of yarn and innocently mewing and pawing at your fingertips while you […]

Expert cites climate change as contributor to California’s biggest wildfire

Nonstop Santa Ana winds and parched vegetation no doubt fueled last month’s Thomas Fire, but a Cal State Channel Islands professor studying the blaze’s aftermath believes climate change and land management policies in the county set the stage for the largest wildfire in state history. Prolonged drought triggered by a shifting jet stream that has disrupted California’s normal rain and […]

Morrison Estates home backs to open space

This four-bedroom, three-bath Morrison Estates home is in an exclusive area and backs to open space with valley and mountain views from the top of the property. Outside is a grassy area, aboveground spa, covered patio and steps to the top of the yard. Possible RV access is available. The interior features a living room with volume ceiling and formal […]

Pet of the week

WHAT A HONEY— Honeybear is about 14 years old. He is calm, and loves affection. If you would like to adopt Honeybear, ask for ID No.A678664 at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check vcas.us before visiting the shelter.

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